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AMFC runway in Athlone ?

  • 04-09-2018 9:03pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19,868 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand

    I'm just wondering does anybody know anything about this or where it is ?

    A friend of mine was telling me that he helped to sponsor the building of a new tarmac runway for a private flying club just west of Athlone, but I live just west of Athlone and know nothing about it. I've done a bit of googling but didnt see any information on the interwebs and I searched this forum too as I figured the good people at would know for sure, but I dont see anything for that acronym either.

    Anyone out there able to help me ? :)


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,873 Mod ✭✭✭✭ artanevilla

    Looks like a tarmac runway for model aircraft rather than actual aircraft.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,868 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand

    Ahhh, that might explain it.

    Thank you :)

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,145 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Athlone Model Flying Club. Some pics on their Facebook page; they have helpfully Xed the runway in case someone tries to land a fullsize aircraft on it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 338 ✭✭ Iodine1

    Yes it exists, near Brideswell, and is the only one in Ireland afaik.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,868 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand

    Thats awesome - thanks very much for all the information :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,704 ✭✭✭ pawrick

    that looks cool, would never have heard of it and am local also only for stumbling in to this thread